6 found
Order:
  1. Holophrastic Protolanguage.Maggie Tallerman - 2008 - Interaction Studies. Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systemsinteraction Studies / Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systemsinteraction Studies 9 (1):84-99.
    This paper challenges recent assumptions that holophrastic utterances could be planned, processed, stored and retrieved from storage, focussing on three specific issues: Problems in conceptual planning of multi-proposition utterances of the type proposed by Arbib, Mithen ; The question of whether holophrastic protolanguage could have been processed by a special ‘holistic’ mode, the precursor to a projected ‘idiom mode’ in modern language; The implications for learning a holophrastic proto-lexicon in light of lexical constraints on word learning. Modern speakers only plan (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  2.  29
    If Language is a Jungle, Why Are We All Cultivating the Same Plot?Maggie Tallerman - 2009 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (5):469 - 470.
    Evans & Levinson (E&L) focus on differences between languages at a superficial level, rather than examining common processes. Their emphasis on trivial details conceals uniform design features and universally shared strategies. Lexical category distinctions between nouns and verbs are probably universal. Non-local dependencies are a general property of languages, not merely non-configurational languages. Even the latter class exhibits constituency.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  3.  11
    Holophrastic Protolanguage Planning, Processing, Storage, and Retrieval.Maggie Tallerman - 2008 - Interaction Studies 9 (1):84-99.
  4.  9
    Holophrastic Protolanguage.Maggie Tallerman - 2010 - In M. Arbib D. Bickerton (ed.), The Emergence of Protolanguage: Holophrasis Vs Compositionality. John Benjamins. pp. 24--83.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  5.  10
    Case-Marking Systems Evolve to Be Easy to Learn and Process.Maggie Tallerman - 2008 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (5):534-535.
    Christiansen & Chater (C&C) suggest that language is itself an evolutionary system, and that natural languages to be easy to learn and process. The tight economy of the world's case-marking systems lends support to this hypothesis. Only two major case systems occur, cross-linguistically, and noun phrases are seldom overtly case-marked wherever zero-marking would be functionally practical.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  6.  3
    Holophrastic Protolanguage: Planning, Processing, Storage, and Retrieval.Maggie Tallerman - 2008 - Interaction Studies: Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems 9 (1):84-99.